Friday night, I decided to have myself a little party of sorts! I originally hadn’t planned on doing anything major during this New Moon but after I watched Maria Mextli‘s New Moon Intention Setting video on Periscope (aka: the reason I rejoined Twitter!) I felt like I should totally get my New Moon Intention Setting jam on!
First, I set up all of my crystals and candles, after cleansing them with Sage, on my coffee table / reading area. Then I carved my intentions into my central white candle (following what Maria said!), sprinkled my tea lights with glitter (because why not?!) and then settled in to a short meditation. I tuned in to my favorite beach sounds and did a very simple grounding session. Then, I read a list of my intentions and things I was grateful for before lighting my intention candle. I felt so wonderful! After my Self-Love Reading, I felt like the time was right for a little ritual for this Moon and myself. I used Ethony‘s New Moon Spread.
- Moon Energies: What energies are abundant for me during this New Moon? Queen of Swords
I love that this Queen is about communication! Communication is a big thing for me, especially since I’m exploring more direct communication in my personal and work life. I have definitely been practicing a lot of Queen of Swords energies this weekend! That’s part of the reason I used Lapis in my ritual. Lapis (or any blue stone) is my Power Stone and helps me speak my truth from my heart.
2. Energy Assist: What can I do to aid or ease it? Strength
I need to be strong when communicating. I didn’t really think about this until I brought up a pretty intense topic earlier this afternoon and I held my ground even though it got a little tough. Everything worked out, it just took me out of my comfort zone of Libra-ness. You know, not rocking the boat and keeping people happy. I decided to voice what is important to me and it all worked out. 🙂
3. Goals: What goals or challenges should I set for this Moon Phase? Two of Pentacles
I really need to work on my ability to go with the flow. I try to control most things in my life but based on my conversation earlier, I need to loosen my grip a little bit. I can’t hold on to everything so closely. I can have a healthy balance with no problem, I just need to work at it.
4. Drift: What do I need to let go of from the last Moon Phase? The Magician
I submitted this reading to the ATN forum because I was puzzled by The Magician as something I need to let go. One user said this: “My first thought was that since the ability to juggle/go with the flow is suggested in the Two of Pentacles card in the “Goals” position, maybe you need to let go of the singleness of purpose/total commitment that can be implied by The Magician card in order to achieve that goal?” It totally makes sense! I never really thought of The Magician as a “total commitment” kinda card but it makes sense the more I think about it! The Magician focuses their attention to one thing and this is saying not to laser-focus in on one thing – there are infinite possibilities!
5. Advice: What advice do my Spirit Guides have for me for this Moon Phase? Queen of Wands
I love this because my Spirit Guides are telling me to be more independent, confident and listen to my intuition more – kind of like my Self-Love Reading! I love how they trust me with my level of confidence. I have trouble with confidence sometimes but I feel like since starting this Tarot journey, I have been tapping into my confidence more and more and it’s only going up from here!
I hope you all had a great weekend!